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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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La primera noche / The First Night
Horizontes Selection

Peasants Toño and Paulina are evicted from their land - an isolated part of the jungle in which they were born and brought up - and brutally dumped onto the streets of an enormous, heartless, unfamiliar city. Though banished by their country's conflict, they are in fact tormented by another drama. Suffering, disillusion and disappointment in love nest inside them. Each feels alone, unable to assume the other's pain, and even less part of a couple. Passion could open the door that no-one will let them through, but Toño and Paulina find in love a strength that repels them, that does nothing to help them survive.
Medellín, 1956. Has for over 20 years been directing and making shorts, documentaries, videos and TV series. Highlights on his filmography are the shorts Maletas (1981), Taxi (1983) and Con amigos así (1986), the documentary El curandero de Cocalito (1985) and the medium-length film for television, Buitima 1789 (1995). The screenplay of La primera noche won the prize for projects at the post-production stage granted by the Colombian Ministry of Culture.
Luis Alberto Restrepo
Luis Alberto Restrepo, Alberto Quiroga
Sergio García
Víctor Manuel Ruiz, Pierre Heron
Germán Arrieta, Gonzalo Sagarminaga
Carolina Lizarazo, John Alex Toro, Hernán Méndez, Enrique Carriazo, Julián Román
Luis Alberto Restrepo
Running Time
90 m.
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